CONFIRMED: Fulham & Manchester United line-ups - Berbatov back, Januzaj starts

Here is how Fulham and Manchester United will line up for this afternoon’s match at Craven Cottage:

Fulham starting XI: Stekelenburg, Riether, Senderos, Amorebeita, Richardson, Dejagah, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami, Ruiz, Berbatov

Subs: Stockdale, Hughes, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Boateng, Taarabt, Bent

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Jones, Januzaj, Rooney, van Persie

Subs: Lindegaard, Smalling, Fellaini, Kagawa, Nani, Young, Hernandez

Fulham manager Martin Jol will see today’s match as a chance to get some unexpected Brownie points from the club’s owner Shahid Khan. And while the London club’s recent toils will tell you this should be a relatively comfortable three points for Manchester United, Craven Cottage has offered a mixed bag of results for them in the past.

Saying that, United have won the last six matches between the two sides, and David Moyes will be hoping to secure back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.

Fulham will still be smarting from their 4-3 defeat in the League Cup against Leicester City and will have a striker in Dimitar Berbatov desperate to perform against his former side.

Should Fulham win this afternoon, just one point will separate them and today’s visitors.

What do you think today’s result will be?

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